Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee (CDPC)

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameKatrina Doolittle
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD
Official Name of the BoardCommunicable Disease Preparedness Committee (CDPC)
Effective date of establishment06/2006
Authorized byPresident
Scope of ImpactSystem
Type of BoardStanding
Purpose

The purpose and authority of the Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee (CDPC) is the development and implementation of policies and actions necessary for the well-being of students, staff and faculty in case of a significant outbreak of a communicable disease on NMSU campus(es) and to develop plans for continuity of essential operations in the event of a disaster. This committee works directly with the various NMSU entities to accomplish this planning and preparedness. Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee is responsible for the Continuity of Operation Planning outlined in ARP 16.10 Emergency Preparedness and Response. The All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan cites Medical Incident Command as having authority for an incident involving communicable disease.
A communicable disease is one with known contagiousness and potential for serious complications or death. The CDPC goal is to identify efficient strategies that 1) prevent disease outbreaks, 2) protect the NMSU population in the event of a disease outbreak, 3) respond to the inevitable disease outbreak, 4) recover from disease outbreaks and 5) reduce or mitigate losses and disruption of operations at NMSU.

The CDPC is advisory to administration on medical incidents and makes recommendation to the President with the Emergency Planning Committee when it comes to issues of public health. The CDPC Steering subcommittee will advise campus President’s on issues of public health and coordination of response to incidents.

Authority

The CDPC is a standing committee represented by positions at the level of Director or Department Head or close designee that have authority to develop/recommend new policy and implement action plans. The CDPC, in conjunction with the Emergency Planning Committee, is responsible for planning and preparedness regarding Continuity of Operations, health disasters, and other disasters of long duration. The CDPC is advisory to the President and makes recommendations when it comes to issues of public health. The CDPC *Steering subcommittee is the core advisory group to the President and Community College Presidents on issues of public health and coordination of response to such incidents.

MEMBERSHIP
What is the process for selecting a chair?

Chair and co-chair are position appointments

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameKatrina Doolittle
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Co-chair NameLori McKee
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Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

o There is a Standing CDPC with a Steering Subcommittee with members identified by position
o The larger CDPC is a standing committee represented by positions at the level of Director or Department Head or close level designee that have authority to develop/recommend new policy and implement action plans. Members represent critical units with essential functions recommended per “Blueprint for Pandemic Flu Preparedness Planning for Colleges and Universities”.

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?No
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Chair of CDPC requests Dean or Vice President to identify the individual to take the lead for the designated unit.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Abigail Denham Voting Member
Alexa Doig Voting Member
Anne Hubbell Voting Member
Anthony Parra Voting Member
Connie DeBlieck Voting Member
Javier Cordero Voting Member
Jennifer Chandler Voting Member
JoAnne Dupre Voting Member
Johnny Carrillo Voting Member
Josie Carmona Voting Member
Judi Voelz Voting Member
Michael Schmelzle Voting Member
Minerva Baumann Voting Member
Norma Noel Voting Member
Ophelia Watkins Voting Member
Stephen Lopez Voting Member
Timothy Dobson Voting Member
Tom Dean Voting Member
Dwayne Wisniewski Voting Member
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Research Integrity and Compliance, Manager, Biosafety /Export Control

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

Semi annual meetings are scheduled and convened based on current issues and agenda. The number of in person meetings was reduced and electronic communications are used to communicate updates and facilitate continuity of operation planning.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

September 11, 2018
June 4, 2019

Major Accomplishments

• Monitored infectious diseases especially Measles in relation to the college population and State of New Mexico
• Evaluating of immunization requirement for first time enrolled university students
• Evaluated risk to female graduate assistant declared pregnancy after participating in activity with exposure to toxemia.
• Evaluated risk to employees exposed to person that declared Tuberculosis
• Reviewed 15 Departmental CoOP documents and provided feedback
• Evaluated essential positions designation in People Admin and reports
• Established needlestick protocol for follow up treatment
• Influenza information, tracking, treatment and vaccination at clinic
• Employee training exposure assessments and vaccinations for workers exposed to blood and body fluids, raw sewage, and contact with animals
• International traveler vaccine recommendations and Tuberculosis testing for incoming international students
• Evaluated international student health care insurance coverage
• Educational campaigns such as Get Yourself Tested prevent STD's; aggressive hawk awareness, international travel warnings and immunizations
• Updated the CoOP All Hazards Template to electronic fillable form


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